Take action: Take Action: Protect California's Air from Transportation Pollution If you're driving in California, you don't have much choice about what kind of fuel you buy or how dirty it is—a troubling issue, considering that the transportation sector is the largest source of pollution in California. But a new report from EDF and the American Lung Association in California shows that hope lies in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard—we just need you to help support it. Don't let oil companies derail California's transportation fuels policies. Tell your State Legislators that you support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Recipients Your State Senator or SenatorsYour State Representative or Representatives Message * Subject: Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message I'm writing today to ask you to strongly support the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and other climate change policies to cap carbon pollution, and incentivize the transition to a cleaner transportation sector and protect the health of Californians. The transportation sector is the largest source of pollution in California, contributing to close to 70% of the smog-forming gases and 40% of our state's climate change pollution every year. Consequently, the current transportation system is responsible for a significant portion of the adverse health impacts that citizens suffer from, in addition to causing energy vulnerability that threatens economic stability, and contributing to climate change that threatens the future of our state and our planet. A new analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund and the American Lung Association in California, called "Driving California Forward," shows that the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and cap-and-trade (C&T) elements of AB 32 offer California impressive economic and societal benefits. By 2025, these are expected to include: * Savings of $8.3 billion in pollution-related health costs * Prevention of 600 heart attacks and 880 premature deaths caused by air pollution * Prevention of 38,000 asthma attacks * Prevention of almost 75,000 lost work days * Saving of approximately $6.9 billion from increased energy independence * Savings of $7.9 billion in social cost of carbon damages It is clear that LCFS and C&T greatly benefit California. Please stand strong in favor of these policies, and oppose any efforts to weaken them. Thank you. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive regular email updates from EDAF.